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Industry News

Zareba Offers High Tensile Fencing to Safely Contain Livestock
Press Release - Oct 20, 2011
Woodstream Corporation, a global manufacturer of animal control products including Fi-Shock and Zareba brand of electronic containment systems that provide safe, economical alternatives to barbed wire fencing...
Comstock Buys PTI and Digitech Security Brands From Chamberlain Access Solutions
Inside Self-Storage - Oct 20, 2011
Lance Comstock, the founder and former owner of PTI Integrated Systems Inc. (PTI), purchased the PTI and Digitech International Inc. brands from Chamberlain Access Solutions Inc. on Oct. 14. ...
Expo visitors have suggestion for new fencing
Moultrie Observer - Oct 20, 2011
MOULTRIE — In the first year displaying an industrial fence at Sunbelt Expo, Baird Lobree said his thick metal barrier has drawn attention -- from people who think it would make an ideal border fence...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Announces New Trex Enhance(TM) Decking
PR Newswire (press release) - Oct 24, 2011
WINCHESTER, Va., Oct 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, announced the launch of new Trex Enhance(TM).....
Enduris® Endeck® PVC and PVC Hybrid Capped Decking Awarded Cal Fire Certification
PR Newswire (press release) - Oct 20, 2011
Accredited by Underwriters Laboratories, Endeck is one of only 3 cellular PVC Decking and 3 Wood Plastic Composite brands to have achieved certification....

Fence Contractors in the News

This good neighbor makes good fences
Los Angeles Times - Oct 20, 2011
Late in life, Earl Prince Sr. discovered his zeal for welding. The Crenshaw district resident, 88, has been crafting wrought-iron window bars, security doors, fences and gates for almost three decades ....

DIY - Consumers

Fencing with style
The Daily Journal - Oct 21, 2011
Good fences may make good neighbors, but who is to say what makes a good fence? When Margaret Mattioli decided to install a pool for her grandchildren, she knew she needed a fence.....

Local Government Issues

Hydro putting up $500,000 fence for safety reasons  - Oct 19, 2011
BC Hydro is following through on its commitment to install a public safety fence along the three-kilometrelong Salmon River Diversion canal...
Man says illegal fence is protection from sex offenders
WZZM  - Oct 21, 2011
WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - There are so many registered sex offenders living in his Wyoming neighborhood, Jimmie Freeman put up a six-foot high fence around his house to protect his family....
Boyle column: Fences make good lawsuits in Biltmore Forest
Asheville Citizen-Times  - Oct 22, 2011
Fences might make good neighbors, but in Biltmore Forest they make for great lawsuits. Word must’ve gotten around that I really enjoy a tale of bureacratic silliness, because Rex Ballard called me last week to share his story....
Owner being asked to install fence near building  - Oct 19, 2011
The village’s building department planned to ask the owner of a building at 12 Main St. to install a fence on the property near the parking lot in case a wooden wall falls. ....

Pool Safety

Pool fencing by-law 'doesn't work' in rural areas, says West Elgin resident
West Lorne Chronicle  - Oct 20, 2011
West Elgin municipal council is reviewing its by-law covering fences around pools, after a West Elgin man argued the by-law doesn't fit the rural area very well. ....
Lax pool owners feel the heat this summer
Courier Mail  - Oct 19, 2011
AS MANY as 40,000 Queensland homeowners are facing $2000 fines if they fail to register their pool or outdoor spa by November 4.....

Community Issues

First gates, now fencing at Bid-A-Wee
The News Heral - Oct 23, 2011
PANAMA CITY BEACH — First, locked and controversial gates were installed at Bid-A-Wee Beach access points, just in time to keep out the summer crowd...
Blackpool FC removes ‘Colditz’ fence
Blackpool Gazette - Oct 22, 2011
RESIDENTS are celebrating victory after an eyesore fence which some said had turned their homes into a prison camp was finally pulled down....
Patchogue Lake Fence To Come Down
Patchogue Village Patch - Oct 21, 2011
For the first time in over 50 years, the fence surrounding Patchogue Lake along the Waverly Avenue spur will be removed ...
Picket fence to improve garden
Truman Index - Oct 19, 2011
The Communiversity Garden club is selling sections of a picket fence to be painted by organizations around campus. The proceeds from this ongoing project will be used to pay for club expenses....

Fences and Animals

Fences for Fido launches educational pilot program at Lake Oswego school
The Oregonian  - Oct 20, 2011
Fences for Fido today will launch a pilot program for fifth- and sixth-graders at Touchstone School in Lake Oswego.....


Fences in Sports

Wheldon crash could prompt closer look at catch fences
Fox 59  - Oct 18, 2011
A Purdue motorsports safety specialist said he believes two safety changes to IndyCar races might prevent another deadly crash like Dan Wheldon's from happening again. One of those changes is already in the works. Danny White said he would like to be a part of the other....

USA Mexico Border Fence

How to Build a Deadly Electric Border Fence
Mother Jones - Oct 21, 2011
First off, you'd have to build lots of fences. Dale Stoutenburg, mechanical technician with Gallagher Security—a multi-national fence manufacturer that provides electrified barriers for ports...
Project announced to replace outdated fencing in Douglas
Douglas Daily Dispatch - Oct 21, 2011
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have announced that construction to replace an estimated six miles of outdated primary pedestrian fence along the U.S-Mexico border adjacent to the City of Douglas ...
Border fence? Too costly, unworkable - Oct 19, 2011
The gaggle of Republicans seeking their party’s presidential nomination include some who are proposing unreasonable solutions to a complicated problem....

Fencing and Railroads

Railroad Fence Going Up In Highwood
GazeboNew - Oct 19, 2011
Work crews have started installing some 1,500 feet of fencing along the railroad tracks north of the Metra station to Washington Avenue in Highwood. The fence will require people to cross the tracks only at established pedestrian crosswalks...
Residents furious over fence - Oct 18, 2011
An area popular with dog walkers and rafters will soon be closed to the public due to safety concerns. The land at the end of Bearspaw Dam Road N.W. is owned by Canadian Pacific and TransAlta and is a popular area for local residents.....
Repair Work on LIRR Fence to Begin Shortly
New Hyde Park Patch - Oct 19, 2011
The Long Island Rail Road fence repair will be starting soon, noted Department of Public Works Superintendent Tom Gannon at Tuesday's Village board meeting....

International Borders

Magal: Sinai border fence won't work - Oct 24, 2011
"The defense establishment has decided to go for innovation, and I fear that it will pay a price," warns perimeter security solutions developer Magal Security Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: MAGS; TASE: MAGS) president CEO Eitan Livneh, after the Ministry of Defense rejected the company's plan for the Sinai border fence.....


Weird News

Radio host handcuffed after hoax - Oct 19, 2011
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — It was meant as a playful radio prank. But local morning show hosts Jason Barr and Chris Biggs found out Wednesday morning not everyone shares their sense of humour — including the Niagara Regional Police Service...

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